Originally Posted by reds44
Yep. He doesn't have the power, but he's got excellent on base skills, plate disciple and he makes excellent contact. He's a VERY tough out in general. Plus Mesoraco just looks like a middle of the order bat in the making. Putting them both there just keeps the rest of the lineup stable as Dusty obviously loves doing.
Personally, I've got no problem with it being Votto & Bruce back to back 3/4 but Dusty seems to be obviously opposed to that idea unless he's got no other options. So if that idea is off the table...I'd like to see the tough out there.